Apr 30, 2012

SIA B772/773 April 2012 summary of visits

Singapore Airlines B777 summary of aircraft visits to Perth for the month of April 2012
'SQ225/224' and 'SQ223/226' services

B772:   9V-SQD x1; 9V-SQI x 3; 9V-SQJ x8; 9V-SQK x2; 9V-SQL x8; 9V-SQM x4; 9V-SQN x3
            9V-SRM x 4; 9V-SRN x 4; 9V-SRO x6; 9V-SRP x 3; 9V-SRQ x7
            9V-SVI x1

B773: 9V-SYE-Star Alliance c/s

An-124:100 RA-82068

Polet Airlines Cargo Antonov An-124:100 Ruslan RA-82068 msn: 9773051359127 arrived 21.58hrs ex: Johore Bahru (WMKJ/JHB) Malaysia, landing RWY21 as flight 'POT4726'. This aircraft last visited Perth in 2007. Hexcode: 154094

USS Carl Vinson CVN-70 Photo Snapshot

VFA-81 Sunliners CAG Bird FA/18E Super Hornet 166830/200 being repositioned at sea prior to taking part in a twenty ship night launch and recovery cycle before arriving into Gage Roads the next morning.

VAQ-134 Garudas CAG Bird EA-6B Prowler 163890/500 nestled in amongst Hornets that were all due to take part in a twenty ship night launch and recovery cycle, the Prowler did three bolters in this event with the last one setting off a mass of sparks almost half the lenght of the flight deck - truly spectacular!

                                Cruising at sea at 9 knots - view from 'Mini Flight Bridge'

            Another view of CAG Bird FA/18E Super Hornet 166930/200 being repositioned

                            A rare sight with two CAG marked aircraft together on the flightdeck

Tail close up of VFA-113 'Stingers' CAG Bird FA/18C 164658/300 Hornet in a very nice trial disruptive pattern parked up on the flightdeck.

Both C-2A Greyhound and E-2C Hawkeye's on the USS Carl Vinson have the new eight bladed Hamilton propellers and this view certainly shows a mass of propellers.

This picture shows both C-2A Greyhounds and E2-C Hawkeye aircraft parked astern of the flightdeck with new propellers.   Your looking at 48 blades there!
What a sight!

Lastly in this series of pictures a rear 3/4 shot of VFA-113 'Stingers' CAG Bird FA/18C 164658/300 Hornet with trial disruptive pattern scheme.

Perth Airport Spotters Blog would like to thank (AEGWA) member Richard Siudak for  these images taken from onboard the USS Carl Vinson CVN-70

All images (c) copyrighted 2012

Apr 29, 2012

Skywest F-100 returns after maintaince

Skywest Airlines Fokker 100 VH-FNJ msn 11489 returned to Perth at 20.11hrs tonight after having undergone scheduled line maintaince in Singapore at Seletar Airport (WSSL). Hexcode: 7C1B2D

CL-600-2B16 CL-605 B-LOL (1st visit)

Private chinese registered and operated Bombardier CL-600-2B16 CL-605 B-LOL msn 5826 arrived 18.55hrs landing RWY21 ex: Hong Kong (VHHH) via Broome (YBRM) where the aircraft arrived yesterday evening and departed at 13.03hrs 2/05 (as seen above) to Sydney. (1st visit to Perth) Hexcode: 780A09

US Navy B737-7AFC 165832 (YPEA)

United States Navy (USN) B737-7AFC C-40A Clipper 165832 msn 30781 arrived 16.06hrs RAAF Pearce (YPEA) ex: Townsville (YBTL) Queensland & departed at 09.11hrs Monday 30th April . Hexcode: AEO4DA

Skytraders A319-115CJ VH-VHD

Skytraders Pty Ltd A319-115CJ VH-VHD msn 1999 arrived 11.50hrs ex: Melbourne (YMML) and departed at 13.27hrs to Christmas Island (YPXM) as flight 'SND001'. Hexcode: 7C6B4F

Cathay Pacific A333 B-LAN CX137/136 (1st visit)

Cathay Pacific Airways A330-343X B-LAN msn 1285 (delivered new to CX on 24.02.12) arrived into Perth at 06.56hrs landing RWY21 ex: Hong Kong (VHHH) as flight CX137 and departed at 08.18hrs returning back to Hong Kong as flight CX136. (1st visit to Perth) Hexcode: 780A0B 

Apr 28, 2012

USS Carl Vinson (CSG) 1 Gage Roads Fremantle Tue 24th to 29th April

United States Navy nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson CVN-70 and accompanying support vessels: Ticondergoda Class Guided Missile Cruiser USS Bunker Hill CG52, Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS Hasley DDG97; Military Sealift Command - Fast Combat Support Ship USNS Bridge T-AOE-10; Los Angeles Class submarine USS Memphis  SSN-691 arrived into Australian Ports of Darwin, Fleet Base West (HMAS Stirling), Gage Roads (Fremantle) & off Kwinana from w/c 23rd April.

Apr 26, 2012

Mack McCormack's Grumman Albatross N42MY

Mack McCormack's 50 year old Grumman Albatross registered as N42MY ex: Bu148329 msn G-464 arrived into Perth Airport on Thursday 26th April as part of its delivery flight to Darwin for the commemorations of the attacks on Darwin & Roebuck Bay Broome 70 years ago. The routing was ex: Lake Alexandrina (100Km south of Adelaide), then via Ceduna, Kalgoorlie to Perth arriving after dark. It is understood the 22 seat Albatross is to be based and operated by Mr McCormack from Broome offering scenic flights.

Updated: 27/04:

The Albatross N42MY departed Perth Airport mid afternoon (approx 14.50hrs) before doing a 'Touch N Go' on the Swan River, City of Perth at 15.00hrs whilst en-route to Rottnest Island where the aircraft flew several low level orbits at FL150 before landing into Thompson Bay, Bathust Point then taxied acrossthe bay to Kingston Barracks and departed off to the North to Perth and into RAAF Pearce (YPEA) arriving at 15.33hrs to use the 'Bird Bath' washdown bay. Hexcode: A4FA70

I must say what a beautiful aircraft, and the unique sound of those engines!

Paspaley Group F-900 VH-PPD

Paspaley Group of Companies Dassault Falcon 900 VH-PPD msn 185 departed at 13.48hrs to Port Hedland (YPPD) and returned to Perth at 20.11hrs. The aircraft can be seen here prior to departing to Port Hedland. Hexcode: 7C4E0F

Alliance Airlines F-50 'UTY4481/82'

Australian Air Tours leased Alliance Airlines Fokker 50 VH-FKV msn 20203 arrived 14.54hrs ex: Adelaide (YPAD) having departed earlier in the day at 11.10hrs EST as flight 'UTY4481'.
Departed Perth at 08.25hrs 27/04 to Coober Pedy (YCBP) via Kalgoorlie as flight 'UTY4482'.
Hexcode: 7C1ACD

Chevron G-550 N816MG

Chevron (USA) Gulfstream G-550 N816MG msn 5187 departed 09.38hrs to Karratha (YPKA) having had arrived earlier on Sunday 22/04, the G-550 returned to Perth at 19.11hrs ex: Karratha Friday 27/04. Hexcode: AB20C0

Apr 25, 2012

Wellard Aviation CL-604 VH-VRE

Wellard Aviation -604 VH-VRE msn 5561 arrived 17.08hrs ex: Ngurah Rai Airport (WADD) Denpasar Bali, Indonesia & departed at 10.55hrs 26/04 to Sydney. Hexcode: 7C6CB8
Updated: 26/04

Singapore Airlines 777-312 ER 'Star Alliance'

Photo: Mark Lynam (c) 2012

Singapore Airlines B777-312 (ER) 9V-SYE msn 28531 operated today's 'SQ223/226' Singapore to Perth & and return services, arrived 14.18hrs RWY 03 & and departed at 16.08hrs RWY21.This aircraft wears the 'Star Alliance' billboard logo "as seen above". Hexcode: 76CF25

Tasman Air Cargo B752F G-CSVS (1st visit)

Photos: Duncan Watkinson (c) 2012
Tasman Air Cargo B757-236F G-CSVS msn 25620 arrived 11.58hrs ex: Auckland (NZAA) as flight 'TMN97' landing RWY03 (as seen above) to ITB bay 56, and departed at 02.9hrs to Sydney (YSSY) as flight 'TMN98'. Hexcode: 400518 (1st visit to Perth)

Apr 24, 2012

Network's new Fokker-100 VH-NHN arrives on delivery

Photo: Duncan Watkinson (c) 2012

Qantas Airways Ltd subsidiary Network Aviation latest Fokker 100 VH-NHN msn 11469 ex: PH-ZFX on delivery to the airline arrived into Perth at 13.20hrs today after departing ex: Wonsdrecht Airport (EHWO) on Saturday 21st April via: Turkey, UAE, India, Malaysia & Indonesia as flight 'SXI 1237' delivered by Southern Cross International. Hexcode: 7C42D9

Linfox Global Charter Global 5000 VH-LEP

Photo: Mark Lynam (c) 2012

Linfox Global Charter BD-700-1A10 Global 5000 VH-LEP msn 9346 arrived 10.47hrs ex: Broome (YBRM) and departed at 16.08hrs to Macau (VMMC) Hexcode: 7C384F

Apr 23, 2012

USAF C17A 00-0175 (YPEA)

Photo: courtesy Lloyd Fox Brisbane

'USS Carl Vinson CVN-70 Battle Group Support Flight'

United States Air Force (USAF) C-17A Globemaster III 00-0175 msn P-75 62nd AW / 446th AW McChord Green Fin Band named 'Spirit of Connecticut' arrived into Brisbane (YBBN) at 14.06hrs 22/04 ex: Hickam AFB , Hawaii USA & departed at 11.35hrs 23/04 arriving into RAAF Pearce (YPEA) at 15.09hrs LT. The C17 departed RAAF Pearce at 10.14hrs 24/04 & arrived into Brisbane at 16.27hrs LT & departed at 18.29hrs LT 25/04 returning to Hawaii (PNHL) as same. Hexcode: AE0811

Apr 20, 2012

M-SNER F2TH arrives ex: YBCG

Meissner Management operated F-2000EX M-SNER msn 95 arrived 10.15hrs ex: Gold Coast Airport (YBCG) Coolangatta, Queensland landing RWY21 & departed at 21.52hrs to Hulhule Island, North Male Atoll Maldives. Hexcode: 43E7A2

Apr 19, 2012

Gates Learjet VH-LJJ ex: Bali Medivac

Jet City (Turbojet Holdings) Gates Learjet 35 VH-LJJ msn 35a-324 arrived 13.53hrs ex: Ngurah Rai Airport (WADD) Bali, Indonesia operating a medivac transfer & departed 08.31hrs 20/04 to Darwin (YPDN).

Apr 17, 2012

Auscal 2 departs to Paraburdoo (YPBO)

Air Services Australia Beech King Air 350 VH-FIX msn FL-90 Flight Inspection Aircraft departed at 10.25hrs to Paraburdoo (YPBO) as flight 'ADA02 / Auscal 2' Hexcode: 7C1A87

Apr 16, 2012

Paspaley Group F-900 VH-PPD PER-ALB-PER

Paspaley Group of Companies Dassault F-900EX VH-PPD msn 185 departed at 13.44hrs to Albany Regional Airport (YABA) & returned to Perth arriving back at 16.32hrs.

Update: 17/04: Departed at 07.08hrs to Dave Forest Minesite (YFDF) after a 1hr.27mins flight.

Hexcode: 7C4E0F To be further updated!

Sikorsky S-61N C-GHTN Helitak 682 returns

VIH Aviation Group Sikorsky S-61N C-GHTN msn 61755 departed from Busselton Regional Airport (YBLN) at 09.30hrs today returning to Perth Airport, where the helicopter landed at 10.21hrs alongside Helicopters Australia. Hexcode: C05920

Apr 15, 2012

G-550 ZK-KFB arrives ex: Brizvegas

Execujet (NZ) Limited Gufstream G-V:SP (G-550) ZK-KFB msn 5260 arrived 19.17hrs ex: Brisbane (YBBN) & departed at 07.01hrs 16/04 to Essendon Airport (YMEN) arriving at 12.23hrs (EST). Hexcode: C81D94

Atlas Air B744F NZ Military Cargo Flight

Photo: Mike Barlow

Photos: Duncan Watkinson

Emirates Sky Cargo B747-47UF (SCD) N408MC msn 29261 operated by Atlas Air arrived 17.58hrs ex: Hulhule Island, North Male Atoll (VRMM) Maldives as flight 'ENB319' .

The aircraft having departed earlier in the day at 08.16hrs (LT) for the 6hrs.41mins flight to Perth.

A refuelling stop only at Perth before departing at 19.45hrs to Auckland (NZAA) as same with a flight time of 6hrs.6mins expected arrival time into Auckland at 05.51hrs (LT) approx.

Hexcode: A4CB6F (1st visit to Perth)

Apr 14, 2012

SQ223/226 A333 inlieu of B772 today

Singapore Airlines A330-343X 9V-STF msn 1010 operated today's 'SQ223/226' services from Singapore to Perth & return inlieu of B772 equipment, arrived 14.33hrs & departed at 16.11hrs.

Hexcode: 76CE86

Apr 13, 2012


Warburton Group Bombardier BD-700-1A10 XRS M-ATAR msn 9060 operated by Avwest Pty Ltd arrived 18.07hrs ex: Gold Coast Airport (YBCG) & Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (YSSY) & departed at 11.12hrs 14/04 to Broome (YBRM) & Kununurra (YPKU). Hexcode: 43E917

Apr 12, 2012

USAF B737-7FD (C-40B) Clipper 02-0042

United States Air Force Boeing 737-7FD (C-40B Clipper) 02-0042 msn 33500 ex: N357BA operated by (76th Airlift Sqn / 86th Airlift Wing) arrived into Perth landing RWY21 at 17.48hrs today as 'Spar 76' to ITB bay 61A & departed at 15.04hrs 14/04 as same. Hexcode: AE11F8 (1st visit to Perth)

Air Services Australia B-350 VH-FIX 'Auscal 2'

Air Services Australia Flight Inspection Unit Beech King Air 350 VH-FIX msn FL-90 arrived 13.18hrs ex: Ceduna (YCDU) South Australia as flight 'ADA2 / Auscal 2' & departed at 10.42hrs 14/04 operating a series of calibrating runs on Perth Airports main North /South RWY21/03 & East / West RWY24/06 operating as Auscal 2.Hexcode: 7C1A87

Gulfstream G-V:SP (G-550) N661CP

Conoco Phillips Gulfstream G-V:SP (G-550) N661CP msn: 5104 arrived 12.08hrs & departed at 16.26hrs 13/04. Hexcode: A8B830

Apr 11, 2012

Lionair Inc IAI 1124 Westwind RP-C5880

Lionair Incorporated IAI 1124 Westwind RP-C5880 msn 353 arrived 15.50hrs landing RWY21 ex: Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar, Bali Indonesia as 'Romeo Papa Charlie 580' , and departed at 19.05hrs returning as same. This aircraft last visited on Jan 10th. Hexcode: 7580F2

US Navy C-130T 164994 In & Out YPEA today.

US Navy C-130T 164994 msn 5299 Fleet Logistics Support VR-53 Squadron arrived 12.53hrs RAAF Base Pearce (YPEA) & departed at 14.24hrs to Brizvegas. Hexcode: AE03E1 (1st visit to YPEA) Note: Callsign & other details withheld .

Apr 10, 2012

CL-605 M-AAES 'TBJ22' arrives ex: Jakarta

TAG Aviation Asia CL-600-2B16 (CL605) M-AAES msn 5810 arrived 20.34hrs ex: Halim Perdanakusma Intl Airport (WIHH) Jakarta, Indonesia as flight 'TBJ22' & departed at 16.41hrs 12/04 to Sydney 'Kingsford Smith' Airport (YSSY) as same. Hexcode: 43E8DC

TAG Aviation's G450 VP-CKD departed

TAG Aviation Asia Gulfstream G-IV:X (G450) VP-CKD msn 4088 departed Perth Airport at 01.03hrs to Chep Lap Kok Airport (VHHH) Hong Kong, as flight 'TBJ32'. Hexcode: 42419B

(This was the aircraft's 1st visit to Perth)

Apr 9, 2012

Dassault F-900 VH-LUL

Tinkler Group Dassault Falcon 900 VH-LUL msn 192 arrived 12.58hrs ex: Newcastle (YWLM) & departed at 17.37hrs to Singapore Changi Airport (WSSS) Hexcode: 7C3A8B

Fog at Perth Airport diverts two Air Asia flights

Fog covering the City of Perth's skyline today.

Photo by Greg Meechan (Skywest Airlines)

Air Asia X A330-343X 9M-XXA on final approach into Perth

as flight 'XAX237D' ex: Adelaide

A blanket of fog covering Perth Airport, City of Perth & suburbs today resulted in two early morning Air Asia & Air Asia X international arrivals from Denpasar Bali & Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia being diverted to Kalgoorlie & Adelaide.

Flight AWQ8410 operated by A320-216 PK-AXI msn 3963 diverted to Kalgoorlie at 04.44hrs after being unable to land at Perth, the aircraft arriving into Kalgoorlie at 05.23hrs. The aircraft departed KGI at 08.39hrs & arrived into Perth at 09.28hrs. The outbound return service to Denpasar, Bali flight AWQ8411 departed at 20.50hrs allowing for crew rest hours.

Flight XAX236 operated by A330-343X 9M-XXA msn 952 diverted to Adelaide (SA) at 05.36hrs after attempts to land at Perth failed, the aircraft departing at 05.36hrs to Adelaide (YPAD).

The A330 departed Adelaide (YPAD) at 11.08hrs (CST) for Perth, arriving at 12.25hrs landing RWY21. The outbound service to Kuala Lumpur flight 'XAX237' departed at 13.53hrs.

This mornings Singapore Airlines 'SQ225/224' services operated by B777-212 (ER) 9V-SQM did arrive & depart as scheduled at 05.56hrs in & 08.09hrs out.

Gates Learjet VH-LJJ arrives ex: Bali

Jet City Gates Learjet 35 VH-LJJ msn 35A-324 arrived 00.45hrs today ex: Ngurah Rai Intl Airport (WADD) Denpasar Bali, Indonesia, & departed at 11.23hrs to Darwin.

Apr 8, 2012

CL-605 N933ML Cockpit & Cabin views

These 'exclusive' pictures showing the flightdeck & cabin interior of Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee Challenger CL-605 N933ML msn 5705 taken this week when the aircraft visited Perth. Thanks to the crew for allowing these photos to be taken & posted with permission.